New Zealand’s Health Minister Calls Himself ‘Idiot’ for Breaking COVID-19 Lockdown

Local media report that Clark will be sacked after the coronavirus crisis ends. The situation has started to stabilise in recent weeks and the number of new cases has begun to decrease. At the moment, there are 1,160 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus and only one person has died from the disease. Experts say […]

New Zealand vs India 2nd Test Day 3 Highlights: New Zealand Beat India Inside 3 Days To Complete Clean Sweep

New Zealand enter lunch at 46/0!New Zealand openers Tom Blundell and Tom Latham have got their side to a strong position with their unbeaten opening-wicket stand. Indian fast bowlers bowled well only in patches and failed to get the same amount of help from the pitch as their counterparts did this morning. The hosts need […]

New Zealand isn’t just flattening the curve. It’s squashing it.

But with the coronavirus tearing through Italy and spreading in the United States, this heavily tourism-reliant country – it gets about four million international visitors a year, almost as many as its total population – did the previously unthinkable: it shut its borders to foreigners on March 19.

Sex toy sales triple during New Zealand’s coronavirus lockdown

“Uncertainties like this tend to see delayed fertility because people feel uncertain about the world they’re going to bring a child into,” said Paul Spoonley, a distinguished professor in demography at Massey University. “Those thinking of starting a family will probably put off that decision … I think the urge to delay will be stronger […]

India batsman Ajinkya Rahane’s plan to counter New Zealand pacers in Christchurch Test

While the 22-yard strip at the Hagley Oval can’t be separated from the outfield due its lush green cover, Rahane said according to Hanuma Vihari there will be good pace and bounce on this wicket. “I generally don’t see the wicket before the game. But see whatever we expected, we got in Wellington, we expect […]

New Zealand election: Ardern resists calls for delay amid Covid-19 outbreak

“It is soo soon … to make a determination of where we will be even in a month’s time from now,” Ardern said. “I don’t want to make a judgment yet, it will depend on what alert level we are at if people can even get out and vote.”

Coronavirus update: New Zealand minister goes on a drive amid Covid-19 lockdown; demoted

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Tuesday she had rejected her health minister’s offer to resign for breaching nationwide lockdown rules as doing so would jeopardise plans to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.

Pandemic Delays New Zealand Launch of Three US Intelligence Satellites

The private space launch company announced this week it had been forced to postpone the launch from its New Zealand spaceport on the north island’s Mahia Peninsula for a second time. The rocket, which is due to lift three satellites for the US Department of Defense’s National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), was originally slated to launch […]

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern reprimands All Blacks players for not self-isolating

All Blacks star Richie Mo’unga has issued an apology after he was one of five players filmed associating and passing a ball at a Christchurch park on Monday. It was a clear breach of New Zealand’s strict isolation measures, under which households must stay within their “bubble” and observe social distancing from others.

Crusaders’ players public training ‘unacceptable’ says New Zealand Rugby

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand Rugby has labelled as “unacceptable” the actions of a group of Canterbury Crusaders players who breached the country’s strict coronavirus lockdown rules on Monday by training together in a local park.